The CIVICUS Innovation Awards is celebrating its 10th year of awarding civil society activists and organisations for their excellence, innovation, and brave risk-taking.

For the first time ever, we are opening nominations to everyone. You can nominate a youth leader, individual activist or civil society organisation that has inspired you through their creative use of campaigning to empower citizen action and people power.

Is there an activist in your community that everyone should know about? Do you have a friend, coworker, or neighbor doing amazing work?

We want to celebrate them! Submit your nominations today and tell us who you think should receive the CIVICUS Innovation Award.

The award winners will receive a fully funded trip to attend International Civil Society Week 2014 [] in Johannesburg, South Africa in November and their commitment will be recognised at the CIVICUS Innovation Awards ceremony.

To provide the required information to nominate an individual activist, youth leader or civil society organisation that has inspired you! please follow-up here: